The following directories were published in Athens in 1928 by the Refugee Resettlement Commission (Epitropi Apokatastaseos Prosfygon) and contain a list of Ottoman Greek refugees that were expelled from their homelands in the former Ottoman Empire (today Turkey) and settled in Greece. The directories only contain the names of "the heads of rural families as well as members of families who were (according to their claims) entitled to an exchange allowance." The names of Ottoman Greek refugees who did not satisfy this criteria are not included. 

Note: The lists include Greeks from all regions of the former Ottoman Empire including Asia Minor and Eastern Thrace.

You can either view the directories at (membership required) or you can view and download them for free at the link below. To start, first find the directory based on the first letter of your ancestor's surname. In that directory, you will see the refugee's name, which region they came from, and a number. To find out where they were settled, you will need that number. Then, go to the beginning of the first catalogue titled Αβ-Αν and you will need to search for that number to see which region or village they were settled in. There are also directions on how to use the catalogues at the link below.

To view the catalogues, click here


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